London Tours

 

Tower of London

Some of the best places to include in your private London tour.
Tower of London Guided Tour
The oldest part of Her Majesty’s Palace and Fortress, the Tower of London was built for William the Conqueror in the 1070s. It has been a Royal residence, a prison and it is still the place where the crown jewels are kept and we will see them. The only prisoners today are the ravens. It is also the place where two kings of England were murdered and three queens beheaded.
Westminster Abbey Guided tour
The coronation church where all our kings and queens have been crowned since 1066, the Abbey has many Royal connections and was recently chosen by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their wedding. It is the Christian focus of the nation at times of celebration and memorial. Many famous people are buried or commemorated inside. Enjoy the wonderful architecture of this great abbey, a place of Christian worship for over 900 years.
St Paul’s Cathedral Guided Tour
Take a St Paul’s Cathedral guided tour to admire Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, built after the Great Fire of London in 1666, St Paul’s is the only Cathedral in the English Baroque style. There has been a church on this site for over 1,400 years, a great symbol of the Christian Faith and of the resilience of London, it has been burnt to the ground three times and each time risen like a phoenix from the ashes. During the Blitz of World War II it was a powerful morale booster for Londoners as it stood defiantly amongst all the devastation around it.
Greenwich
Take a boat ride down the Thames to Greenwich, UNESCO World Heritage Site and the site of the Greenwich Meridian. Visit the elegant Queen’s House, designed by Inigo Jones for James I’s wife Anne of Denmark, it was the first fully classical building to be built in England. Enjoy the Painted Hall and Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College. The Painted Hall known as Britain’s ‘Sistine Chapel’ is considered one of the most spectacular Baroque interiors in Europe. We also visit the Cutty Sark the 19th century tea clipper ship, see the Royal Observatory and of course stand on the Meridian Line.

 

St Paul’s Cathedral

 

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace
Nottingham House was transformed into Kensington Palace for King William III by Sir Christopher Wren in 1689. It is still lived in by some members of the Royal Family. Diana Princess of Wales lived in the palace until her death in 1997. A tour of the State Apartments will be included and you can also visit the current special exhibitions.
More In Store
As your tour guide in London I can also show you different areas of London on walking tours and the highlights of London’s remarkable museums and art galleries. Please visit the London Walking Tours page and the London Museum Tours page to get more ideas for your private tour.